VOTE NOW: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Apr. 25-30, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, May 6.

Edgar Sanchez
Bellflower

The Bucs (15-7, 11-0) picked up a pair of come-from-behind five-set victories, with the first coming in a dramatic home win over Cerritos on last Tuesday that kept the team’s Suburban League record unblemished behind 18 kills from Sanchez. The senior outside hitter tallied another 19 kills in a 21-25, 25-21, 13-25, 25-21, 15-7 road win over St. Margaret’s later in the week.

Danny Zimmerman
Redondo

Zimmerman had the walk-off RBI single in Redondo’s 2-1, 10-inning Bay League win over Peninsula last Wednesday, then came back and tossed a two-hit shutout with a whopping 15 strikeouts during an 8-0 win on Friday. Zimmerman’s exploits have Redondo in first place in the Bay League. Redondo is 23-1 overall and 6-0 in league play.

Adam Rubio
Montebello

Montebello entered its game against Alhambra needing a win in order to maintain its one-game lead on rival Schurr in the Almont League standings. Things were dicey, though, as the game was heading into the late innings tied at 1-1. But Rubio broke the deadlock in the fifth by swatting a two-run home run to give the Oilers a 3-1 lead that would stand.

Shane Peterson
Moorpark

Peterson established a Ventura County record in the pole vault by clearing 16 feet, 6 inches to win the event at the Ventura County Championships. His 16-6 mark ranks No. 3 in the state this season.

Ryan Silva
Redlands East Valley

Silva didn’t make his first start on the mound for the first-place Wildcats until April 6, but has been very good since then. On Wednesday, he pitched 6 1/3 innings against Cajon, allowing just two hits, no runs, while walking one and striking out nine in a 1-0 victory. For the season, he is 4-3 with a 1.01 ERA. As a starter, he is 3-0 with a 0.62 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings.

Logan Rinehart
Rancho Cucamonga

The versatile senior has been a big contrbutor for the Cougars both on the mound and as a position player. Last week he pitched a complete-game shutout in a 4-0 win over Los Osos, allowing just four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. In two games he reached base on 6 of 8 at-bats with three hits, two walks and a hit by pitch. He also had two stolen bases.

Patrick Cachapero
Redlands

Cachapero capped off his Citrus Belt League career by winning his fourth consecutive CBL singles title on Friday. Cachapero, the Terriers No. 1 singles player and tournament’s top seed, dropped just two games in three wins to reach the championship. Cachapero is a Quinnipiac (Conn.) University signee.

Drake Wood
Foothill

The senior outfielder went 6-for-8 with three doubles, three runs scored and four RBI in the Knights’ two North Hills League wins over Villa Park. Wood leads Foothill in hits (29), home runs (four), RBI (20) and runs scored (22). Foothill is 19-6 overall and in first place in the North Hills League with a 6-2 record.

Jack Li
Great Oak

Li Shot a 1-under 35 to earn medalist honors as Great Oak held off Murrieta Valley to secure its 10th Southwestern League boys golf title.

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